Archive for August, 2019

More VR Misdirection

Monday, August 26th, 2019

Since writing the short article that appeared in this blog a week ago titled “The Incompatible Marriage of Data Visualization and VR,” I learned indirectly that my skepticism about VR’s role in data visualization was opposed by Erin Pangilinan, the chief editor of a new book about VR titled Creating Augmented & Virtual Realities: Theory […]

The Incompatible Marriage of Data Visualization and VR

Monday, August 19th, 2019

Every once in a while, someone claims that data visualization can be enhanced when viewed in virtual reality (e.g., by wearing a VR headset). Not once, however, has anyone demonstrated any real benefits. If you think about it for a moment, this isn’t surprising. How could viewing a chart in VR possibly work any better […]